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type mismatch error message 
Nicholas Glasier




Posts: 110
Joined: 2005-02-12
I'm trying to create a new blank document based on the template of an existing document, but keep getting an error message "Wrong type"

var
intf: IDispatch;
IDoc, NewDoc: Word2000._Document;
ATemplate, isTemplate, aDocType, aVisible: OLEVariant;

begin
Intf := WordApp.ActiveDocument;
Intf.QueryInterface(Word2000._Document, IDoc);
if ExtractFileExt(IDoc.Name)= '.dot' then
isTemplate := true
else isTemplate := false;
ATemplate := IDoc.Get_AttachedTemplate;
aDocType := wdNewBlankDocument;
aVisible := true;
NewDoc := WordApp.Documents.Add(aTemplate, isTemplate, aDocType, aVisible);

The parameters are all olevariants as you can see, and debugging shows the code before the last line runs ok, but WordApp.Documents.Add raises a Type Mismatch error. What am I doing wrong please?

Nick
Posted 07 Apr, 2005 00:42:17 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


Add-in Express team


Posts: 2740
Joined: 2004-04-05
Hi Nick,

MSDN quotation:
---
Template - Optional Variant. The name of the template to be used for the new document. If this argument is omitted, the Normal template is used.
---

So, try to pass the attached template Name instead of the Template object.

Posted 07 Apr, 2005 05:44:09 Top